Meet the Staff

Dedicated to Helping People Experiencing Homelessness

Ellen Groh
Ellen GrohExecutive Director
Ellen has served as Executive Director since February, 2014. Ellen has a long history of working on poverty issues. She has formerly worked as a legal services attorney in North Carolina and in affordable housing development with the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency, as well as working with a private developer of affordable housing. She holds a Juris Doctorate from University of North Carolina School of Law, and an M.S. in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health.
Mark Fagan
Mark FaganChief Operating Officer
Mark joined CCEH after a long, successful career managing teams to assist corporate clients in addressing and resolving complex matters—none of which were as important or life-changing as homelessness. He brings to CCEH his experiences and skills in financial matters, human resources and operations with the goal of allowing CCEH’s front line team of case workers and volunteers to focus on serving the population of people experiencing homelessness with compassionate, high-quality service. Mark graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from Fordham University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Greg Lessard
Greg LessardDirector of Housing Initiatives
Greg grew up in Manchester NH and attended Southern NH University, where he earned a BS in Marketing, a BS in Economics and Finance and a MS in Community Economic Development. Out of college, he moved to NYC and worked as a financial consultant. In the 80’s, Greg moved to Naples Florida, where he spent 20 years working in the finance industry. When he returned to NH, Greg transitioned from financial compliance work to business ownership. He later spent nine years working as the Director of Development at the Concord Food Coop, where he was active in the nonprofit community. He served on the Concord Coalition Board for four years, until he accepted his current positon at CCEH as the Director of Housing Initiatives.
Kait Gallagher
Kait GallagherDirector of Development
Kait initially joined CCEH as a board member in early 2019, and she joined CCEH as a staff member in late 2021. After almost ten years in the financial services sector, including years of volunteering with various nonprofits, Kait is thrilled to bring her skills in development, community engagement, communications, and philanthropy to such a meaningful organization and worthwhile cause. Kait grew up in New Hampshire and moved to Concord in 2019 with her husband and two dogs. She graduated from Skidmore College with a B.A. in English and History and she currently volunteers as a Puppy Raiser with Guiding Eyes for the Blind and as a member of the Community Engagement Committee at CATCH Neighborhood Housing.
Angela Spinny
Angela SpinnyDirector of Programs
Angela was born in Natick, Mass but raised in Nova Scotia, Canada.

In 1985 she graduated from Acadia University and in 1987 moved to NH. She holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychotherapy and Counseling, from Rivier College

From 1987-2014, Angela worked at Child and Family Services as a Clinician and Director of CFS Group Home for Teens. Since 2015 she has been with CCEH.

Angela is married and has 3 grandchildren. She lives in Warner, enjoys renovations, the gym, old black and white movies, cooking, and singing.

Maria Richards
Maria RichardsResource Center Director
Maria comes to CCEH after many years working in the human services field starting with her first job after graduating from the University of Maine, Orono working for the Group Home for Adolescents for Child and Family Services at the now Tom Fredenburg House. She is a highly enthusiastic and compassionate people person and networker and thrives on supporting individuals in all walks of life. She is excited about this position and opportunity to help support the awesome individuals that work and volunteer at CCEH! When not working, you will find Maria out on a walk with her dog, out on a drive by a body of water or on the water in a boat or kayak and spending time with her husband and two grown children.
Connor Spern
Connor SpernOutreach Services Coordinator
Connor has long been active with CCEH as an Emergency Winter Shelter volunteer and on the Communications Committee. Connor’s position requires intensive collaboration with other agencies involved in outreach to connect with people experiencing homelessness. This position will advance CCEH’s efforts to ensure that all persons experiencing long-term homelessness in the Concord community are accurately included in the statewide Coordinated Entry system so they can be prioritized for the housing opportunity and supportive services that they need.
 Teri Gladstone
Teri GladstoneOffice Administrator
Teri joined CCEH in March of 2020. Teri comes to CCEH with over twenty years experience in office administration. She has served multiple terms on the Board of Directors for Live and Let Live Farm rescue and Second Start. Her volunteer time is varied and includes US Jaycees, Zonta, Family Promise, and Rise Again to name a few. She has lived in Concord for 32 years.

 Tim Devincenzo
Tim DevincenzoSenior Case Manager
Tim joined the CCEH family in 2020, coming to us from Families in Transition/New Horizons where he worked to establish homeless outreach services in Manchester NH. He has been working with people experiencing housing insecurity and Substance Use Disorder for over 7 years and considers himself a person in long term recovery for 10 years. Tim is a long time Harm-Reductionist and human rights activist/advocate in the state of NH, currently sitting on the advisory board for NH Harm Reduction Coalition. Tim brings his big heart and deep passion to the field and as a devoted family man. When he is not working he can be found playing music, creating visual art and doing stand up comedy.
Amanda Gaskil
Amanda GaskilHousing Support Specialist
Amanda joined CCEH in April 2022 as our Housing Support Specialist after many years working as a counselor and case worker in the human services field. In her role she provides intensive ongoing caseworker support to 15 participants in the Housing First Concord program which is part of our Permanent Supportive Housing initiative.
Amanda has a B.A. in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University. She is excited about joining the CCEH team and advancing the lives of her clients to make the transition to being stably housed and address life goals as they are ready.

A Special thank you to Our

Arches of Support

In 2021, the below Arches of Support provided $130,000 for CCEH initiatives and programs.